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Pharmacy Advice Audit 2021: Paperwork and guidance now available

Community pharmacy contractors can now access guidance about the upcoming PSNC Pharmacy Advice Audit for 2021, including full details of how to take part. As announced last week, pharmacy teams are being encouraged to take part in an audit that will capture information about the reasons why people choose to visit community pharmacies. PSNC is increasingly...

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PSNC Pharmacy Advice Audit 2021 – Team Briefing Sheet

This briefing describes how community pharmacy teams can take part in PSNC’s audit to capture information about the reasons why people choose to visit community pharmacies. PSNC Briefing 001/21: PSNC Pharmacy Advice Audit 2021 – Team Briefing Sheet Related document: Audit Template If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more...

24 hours ago

Indemnity arrangements for the COVID-19 vaccination programme – update

Yesterday, Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for COVID Vaccination Deployment made a statement on the provision of indemnity for the vaccination programme, including provision by community pharmacy in England. The Minister’s statement provides clarity on why the indemnity has been provided to community pharmacy and also extends the scheme to 30th June 2021. He stated: “Without adequate...

1 day ago

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) 

The PSNC website includes comprehensive details regarding Healthy Living Pharmacy which can be accessed here:  https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/locally-commissioned-services/healthy-living-pharmacies/

  

What is a Healthy Living Pharmacy?

The concept of a Healthy Living Pharmacy is a pharmacy that:

  • Delivers a broad range of services to a high quality and consistently, whatever the day of the week or month of the year
  • Has a team that are pro-active in supporting health and wellbeing, with the community's health at the centre of what it does
  • Promotes healthy living and wellbeing as a core activity
  • Supports people with long-term conditions
  • Is accessible and  approachable
  • Is valued and trusted
  • Maintains premises to a high professional standard with private consultation facilities and IT linked to local practices when available
  • Works closely with other healthcare providers, reactively and proactively; and will be identifiable to the public and other healthcare professionals
 

To achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy status pharmacies need to demonstrate three key areas of development:

  • Developing workforce - includes having Health Living Champions (HLC) and developing leadership skills.
  • Environment - includes having suitable premises, consultation room(s), health promotion area and IT capability.
  • Multidisciplinary engagement - working with GPs, Commissioners and other provider service.
 

Public Health England (PHE) Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Newsletter

Public Health England (PHE) publish a quarterly e-newsletter to provide updates on national HLP development and share innovative practice from across the country.  Previous issues are available below.

 

PHE - Healthy Living Pharmacy Newsletter: January 2019

PHE - Healthy Living Pharmacy Newsletter: June 2018

 

If you would like to sign up to receive the quarterly HLP newsletter via email, please email hlpnewsletter@phe.gov.uk

If you have any suggestions or would like to be involved in an upcoming HLP newsletter or event, please contact Theresa Nguyen, Senior Pharmacy Programme Officer at hlpnewsletter@phe.gov.uk.

 

 

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 Resources

Many of the resources needed to become HLP Level 1 accredited are included in the Public Health England HLP Quality Criteria document but below is a list of other resources (including local information) that you may need:

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 - Resource List

 

 

  

Last updated 1st August 2019.